• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 04
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Buyer Beware

Here she comes again,
like a homing pigeon

looking for a home
that exists no longer,

that never really was,
that ever only was

a longing for a place
to belong, to have roots,

to be nourished, that ever
only was imagined – a mirage

that can lure a lost soul to wade
neck deep into dreams turned

to excrement, where oxygen
is displaced by methane,

where you can drown
on dry land.

Are you sold on your dreams
of finding your way home?

Buyer beware! Tracing your
roots can be risky business.

Healthy roots can nourish,
yield life and growth.

Poison roots can
choke you to death.